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General Information

McCarthy Center 504
Phone: 508-626-4645
Fax: 508-626-4087
E-mail: dbaldwin@framingham.edu

Events

Every Friday
Meditation
12:30pm-1:30pm 
Join us for mindful meditation led by Meghan Maxfield

Tuesday, 4/7
The Women’s Minority Initiative presents: Alejandra St. Guillen from the Office of New Bostonians.
10:30am
The purpose of the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians (MONB) is to strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston. MONB acts as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access and equality for immigrants, and highlights the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is. 

Wednesday, 4/8
Film Screening and Discussion: The Mask You Live In
6:30pm
Hemenway Hall 212 

Monday, 4/13
Diversity Dialogue: What was the Holocaust?
1:30pm-2:15pm
The History Club leads us in a discussion on the Holocaust. 

Tuesday, 4/14
Meet the author: Nell Braxton Gibson
1:30pm
Gibson lived through the civil rights movement and became involved in fighting for the rights of African American citizens. She was the first woman to serve on the Board of Trustees at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University.

In her book “Too Proud to Bend”, Gibson provides a valuable glimpse into her life as a young black girl during this tumultuous era in history. 

Tuesday,4/14
LGBT+ Initiative Meeting
5pm
The meeting is open to everyone on campus to come and discuss the LGBT+ experience at FSU. Free pizza!

Wednesday, 4/15
1:30pm
LGBTQ Training
Rebecca Minor from the Counseling Center leads us in a training session. 

Wednesday, 4/22
1:30pm
CDI General Meeting 

Wednesday, 4/22
Intercultural Graduation Ceremony
6:30pm
McCarthy Center Forum
The Division of Inclusive Excellence invites you to join us to honor graduating seniors at a special intercultural ceremony.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee for parent orientation?
What will we do for a full day?
Will I have time with my student during the day?
Where do I check-in?
If I have a disability, how do I request accommodations during the orientation program?
Will meals be provided?
Where do I park?
What about placement testing?
Who are the Black & Gold Orientation Leaders?

Is there a fee for parent orientation?
Yes, there is a $35.00 (non-refundable) per person fee to cover the cost of food and supplies. However, there is NO separate cost for your student to attend. Please make all checks payable to FSU Orientation Trust Fund.

What will we do for a full day?
You will hear about various offices and services on campus that we provide for students to help them transition and succeed at FSU. Click here for a complete schedule.

Will I have time with my student during the day?
Parent/Guests and students have completely different programs. You will be reunited with your student at the end of the day reception.

Where do I check-in?
Check-in takes place in the State Street Grille of the D. Justin McCarthy College Center. Members of the Black & Gold Orientation staff will be available to offer directions and assistance as you arrive on campus. Check-in is between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

If I have a disability, how do I request accommodations during the orientation program?
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations including accompaniment by a Personal Care Assistant, sign language interpreter, or assistance with communications, must notify our office of those needs two weeks in advance by calling (508).626.4645.

Will meals be provided?
Muffins, fruit, and coffee are available at check-in. We will also provide lunch, and dinner at the end of the day.

Where do I park?
You may park in the Maynard Road Lot only. Please refer to the campus map and look for parking signs when you arrive on campus.

What about placement testing?
Entering students must have completed placement testing prior to Orientation. You should receive information about available placement testing dates in the spring. Call or email the Placement Testing Coordinator at 508.626.4905, if you have any questions about this.

Who are the Black & Gold Orientation Leaders?
The Black & Gold Orientation Leaders are comprised of students who are outstanding leaders in academics, and who are involved in campus life at FSU.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220